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EC3024: INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (2022-2023)

Last modified: 17 Oct 2022 12:50


Course Overview

This course will offer an in-depth analysis of the key theories of international trade and investment and international macroeconomics. At the end of the course students will be able to identify the major tendencies characterising the global economy – such as the geographical fragmentation of the vertical production chain and offshoring – and their implications for international specialisation, employment and welfare. Students will also be able to understand and assess the effects of trade and macroeconomic policies and the functioning of multilateral trading system on countries’ position in the world economy and on firms’ internationalisation decisions.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Catia Montagna

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course covers both international trade and international money.

The first part of the course analyses international trade flows in perfectly competitive markets based on differences in technology (classical trade) or factor abundance (neoclassical trade), including the distributional and welfare implications of trade policy. The analysis of international trade then continues by investigating the impact of imperfect competition, economies of scale and product differentiation (new trade), including strategic trade policy. Selected aspects of applied trade policy are also investigated.
The second part of the course begins by reviewing basic concepts in international money and then overviews various exchange rate theories, including the Dornbusch overshooting model. The analysis of international money then continues by examining the policy framework ? looking at the objectives, targets and instruments of international monetary policy, including target zones and financial crises.

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 8 - 18
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8 - 18

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Essay

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Learning Outcomes
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Assessment Type Summative Weighting 80
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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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